The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge seeks applications from organizations and individuals who are thinking creatively about how to harness the skills and experience of encore-stage adults — people 50+ — in support of young people. Applications are open to ventures from all sectors (nonprofit, government, for profit) as well as individuals with a proven record of launching successful ventures. The Encore Prize invites applicants of all ages and backgrounds.
Our judging criteria includes:
Innovation. New ideas or critical improvements to existing models.
Encore Fit. Use of encore talent in well-designed roles.
Capacity. Proven track record launching, developing and growing new programs or products.
Ability to grow. Potential of the idea to produce significant social change.
Financial Model. Clear plan for financial sustainability.
Diversity. Ability to engage diverse communities, particularly communities at risk.
The Prize will award five finalists personalized coaching, opportunities to pitch potential funders and a year of ongoing support. Two winners will split $100,000 in prizes.
The Encore Prize applications are open March 27 - May 7, 2017.
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